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One of the hardest holidays can be Thanksgiving if you are trying to eat healthy. The classic Thanksgiving dishes that we’ve all grown up with are generally not all that great for you.

If you are like me then you likely grew up eating stuffing from boxes, cranberry sauce from cans, and sweet potatoes that looked more like desserts than side dishes.

Today, I have over 80 healthy Thanksgiving recipes so that you can celebrate this holiday without compromising your real food, natural living lifestyle.

Every one of these recipes has been approved by me. I’ve made sure that they only use real food ingredients.

No processed foods, no crazy ingredients, you won’t even find sugar in these recipes! (You will find recipes using honey, stevia, or maple syrup but no straight out sugar).

What are you waiting for! Start checking out these recipes and compiling a list of healthy Thanksgiving recipes for your future use!

Over 80 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes so that you can celebrate this holiday without compromising your real food, natural living lifestyle. No processed foods, no crazy ingredients, you won't even find sugar in these recipes! #thanksgiving #realfood #fallfoods #holidays

Over 80 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Stove Top Stuffing

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Stove Top Stuffing (pictured) – The Pistachio Project
Apple Cranberry Herb Cornbread Stuffing (gluten free) Recipes to Nourish
Italian Sausage and Apple Stuffing – The Organic Kitchen
Italian Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Stuffing – Food Hunter’s Guide
Gluten Free Stuffing – Crafty Christian
Gluten Free Stuffing with Cauliflower & Cranberries – Recipes to Nourish
Gluten Free Stuffing with Prunes and Liqueur – Studio Botanica

Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving Sauces

Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce (pictured) – The Pistachio Project
Cranberry Cherry Apple Sauce – Recipes to Nourish
Cranberry Pineapple Sauce with Walnuts – GAPS Diet Journey
Apricot and Cinnamon Cranberry Sauce – Whole Natural Life
Healthy Fresh Cranberry Sauce – Snacking in Sneakers
Cultured Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce – Musings of a Modern Hippie


Thanksgiving Sides

Delicata Squash Salad with Persimmons and Cranberries (pictured) – Recipes to Nourish
Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts – Recipes to Nourish
Brussels Sprouts and Fingerling Potato Hash – The Organic Kitchen
Grandma Julia’s Green Beans – The Organic Kitchen
Baked Pumpkin Fries – The Things We’ll Make
Balsamic Oven-Roasted Root Vegetables – The Rising Spoon
Thanksgiving Yams – Real Simple Good
Butternut Squash Grits – Homespun Seasonal Living
Cauliflower Puree, Carrot Puree, Squash Puree – The Organic Kitchen
Fennel Salad – Studio Botanica
Greens with Pomegranate Vinaigrette – The Organic Kitchen

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Sage Brown Butter

Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Sage Brown Butter (pictured) – The Pistachio Project
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Sage – The Pistachio Project
Sour Cream and Onion Mashed Potatoes – A Real Food Journey
Warm Potato Salad – Studio Botanica
Decadent Smashed Potatoes – The Organic Kitchen
Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes – Raia’s Recipes
Maple Sweet Potato Casserole – The Organic Kitchen
Orange Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes – The Rising Spoon
Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes – Whole Natural Life


Savory Butternut Squash Soup
Thanksgiving Soups

Savory Pumpkin Soup – The Organic Kitchen
Roasted Pumpkin Soup – Raising Generation Nourished
Butternut Squash Soup (pictured) – The Pistachio Project
Creamy Butternut Squash Soup – The Organic Kitchen
Creamy Squash & Apple Soup – Raia’s Recipes
Garlic Potato Soup – The Pistachio Project
Turkey Rice Soup (Thanksgiving Leftover Soup) – The Things We’ll Make
Turkey Soup with Root Vegetables – Small Footprint Family
Turkey Noodle Soup – Scratch Mommy


Thanksgiving Turkey

How to Cook a Pasture Raised Turkey – Scratch Mommy
Spatchcocked Turkey – Jessica Gavin
Best Turkey Ever – Raia’s Recipes
Best Roasted Turkey Breast – Happy Mothering
Turkey Brine – Full of Days


Thanksgiving Gravy

Mushroom Onion Gravy – GAPS Diet Journey
5 Minute Bone Broth Gravy (pictured) – Raising Generation Nourished
Instant Pot Gravy (grain free, gluten free) Traditional Cooking School
Gluten Free Gravy – Modern Alternative Mama

Coconut Oil Drop Biscuits

Thanksgiving Bread

Buttery Drop Biscuits – The Pistachio Project
Coconut Oil Drop Biscuits (pictured) – The Pistachio Project
Grain Free Butternut Squash Bread – Strength & Sunshine
Soaked, Gluten Free Biscuits – Traditional Cooking School
Coconut Flour Biscuits – It Takes Time
Almond Flour Biscuits (paleo) – It Takes Time
Blender Squash Drop Biscuits – Raising Generation Nourished
Gluten Free Biscuits – Raising Generation  Nourished

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Desserts

Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie (pictured) – The Pistachio Project
Pumpkin Pie Bars – Real Simple Good
Pumpkin Pecan Pie Cheesecake (grain free) – The Family That Heals Together
No Bake Paleo Pumpkin Pie – The Things We’ll Make
Paleo, Vegan Pumpkin Pie – Texanerin
Pumpkin Pie with Caramel Sauce (vegan) – A Virtual Vegan
Layered Pumpkin Pie & Cheesecake in a Jar – Measuring Flower
Pumpkin Cinnamon Whipped Cream – Homestead Lady

apple cobbler

Non-Pumpkin Desserts for Thanksgiving

Grain Free Apple Cobbler – Recipes to Nourish
Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pecan Pie (grain free) – GAPS Diet Journey
Apple Pear Crumble Pie (vegan) – HEN Family
Paleo, Vegan Apple Crisp – Texanerin
Faux Sweet Potato Pie – GAPS Diet Journey
Paleo Acorn Cakelets – Real Food & Love
Maple Cinnamon Nuts – HEN Family
Sugar Free Whipped Cream – The Pistachio Project


Thanksgiving Drinks

Healthy Homemade Eggnog – The Pistachio Project
Instant Pot Spiced Apple Cider – Recipes to Nourish
Basic Eggnog – Traditional Cooking School
Healthy Cranberry Wassail – Healthy Christian Home
Cranberry, Orange, & Apple White Wine Sangria – The Rising Spoon
Pumpkin Spice Latte – Against All Grain
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie – The Pistachio Project

Don’t forget to not just make your Thanksgiving healthy for yourself… you can make it healthy for the earth by checking out these 10 tips for a zero waste Thanksgiving!